18 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Jaipur, India
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Jaipur, India

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Brandenburg Gate and Zoo Berlin make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin planner.

Jaipur, India to Berlin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Jaipur to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Hagenbeck.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, visit Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Place Massena. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Grotte de Saint-Cezaire (in Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne), Riviera Nature (in Grasse) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, and don't miss a visit to La Maison d'Adam et Eve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Marineland, Grotte de Saint-Cezaire, Riviera Nature, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire ©
Grotte de Saint-Cezaire
Riviera Nature ©
Riviera Nature

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 25th (Thu), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marienplatz, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nice to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in April: high temperatures in Munich hover around 16°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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